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Old 02-16-2014, 08:54 AM
le0.br4zuc4 le0.br4zuc4 is offline
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2007 BMW E90 335i OIL LEAK - NEED HELP!!!

This car has 78k miles on it, I am the second owner and I have it for about 6 months now. For the past month I noticed a oil leak, noticed when driving and I stop the car I smell a strong burning oil smell and now there is a smoke coming from the bottom of the engine everytime the engine gets warm.

I took a look at the bottom of the engine, noticed the oil is leaking from somewhere onto the exhaust pipe (probably what's causing the smoke and smell). I can't see where the oil is coming from.

I took 2 pictures of the 2 places I noticed oil when I look from underneath the car, there is absolutely no oil leak marks when you look from the top of the engine.

If anyone has any idea where the oil leak could be coming from or is able to provide any help I would really appreciate it.


I don't know what this is, it isn't close to the exhaust on the picture below. It is more towards to the front of the car, closer to the front bumper.


This is the exhaust, hard to see but the oil is dripping on here.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:40 AM
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it's the valve cover gasket. seems to be a common problem. I am learning this as well being new to bmw. I just fixed the oil filter adapter gasket on mine cuz they are a problems area also. Haven't had to do the valve cover gasket on mine yet but honestly I don't think it will be very hard to change.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:12 AM
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it's the valve cover gasket. seems to be a common problem. I am learning this as well being new to bmw. I just fixed the oil filter adapter gasket on mine cuz they are a problems area also. Haven't had to do the valve cover gasket on mine yet but honestly I don't think it will be very hard to change.
Thank you very much for your help. I went ahead and removed the engine top to see if I could see any signs of oil anywhere, I found a metal plate to the side of the engine with oil in it. the metal plate is directly above the exhaust (pictures posted in first post) so I think you were 100% right on the problem.


this is the metal plate I was talking about.

I am ordering the part now, should have it in a couple of days then I will try to change it my self.

thanks a lot.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:57 AM
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Thank you very much for your help. I went ahead and removed the engine top to see if I could see any signs of oil anywhere, I found a metal plate to the side of the engine with oil in it. the metal plate is directly above the exhaust (pictures posted in first post) so I think you were 100% right on the problem.


this is the metal plate I was talking about.

I am ordering the part now, should have it in a couple of days then I will try to change it my self.

thanks a lot.

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Old 02-16-2014, 01:09 PM
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Valve cover leaks is very common

leaks on mine at 30,000km
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:19 PM
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This isn't directed at OP but ya know, been on these boards for a little bit of time now and while these cars do have some things that fail sooner than other manufactures it's very predictable at this point and so far I've found that working on my BMW isn't that much harder than other manufactures I've worked on.

GL OP, you're in good hands.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:09 PM
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This isn't directed at OP but ya know, been on these boards for a little bit of time now and while these cars do have some things that fail sooner than other manufactures it's very predictable at this point and so far I've found that working on my BMW isn't that much harder than other manufactures I've worked on.

GL OP, you're in good hands.
I'm glad to see that. I hope I find it easy too, I come from Audi and didn't have much issues working on that.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:23 PM
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Only thing about these cars I am seeing (but haven't needed yet) is when something needs to be reprogrammed. Otherwise, it's a car with parts in very tight spaces.
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